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After a series of dismal performances, what is the future of Congress?

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Keerthi Nathan The Mahagatbandhan alliance comprising of RJD, Congress and the Left parties have given a tough fight to the ruling NDA in the recently held elections in Bihar. Although the RJD has increased its vote share tremendously since last the general election held last year, it is the Congress which has been consistently underperforming …

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Nation and its Imagination: Aftermath of the Pulwama Attack

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  Omprakash Mahato The unfortunate attack on CRPF bus by a suicide bomber in Pulwama, causing the death of 42 soldiers and many causalities has shocked not only the people of the country but all the peace-loving people of the world. This act has been strongly condemned by 48 countries and all the political parties. …

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Bride Buying in Haryana – A Case Study

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Krishna Gupta  In places like Ferozpur Namak Village in Nuh Tehsil (Haryana) where this case study was conducted, it is impossible to find a local mate for each man with the kind of skewed sex ratios prevalent. Decades of unchecked sex-selective abortions have made the once fertile state of Haryana suffer a drought of brides, …

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The “Fear” of “Mini Pakistan” in India

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Abhay Kumar If Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD’s candidate Sarfaraz Alam wins from the Araria parliamentary seat (Bihar), the constituency would become a “den of ISI”, Pakistan intelligence agency. This is what Bihar State BJP president Nityanand Rai recently said during the poll campaign for the 2018 Araria byelection, which had fallen vacant after the demise …

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Maulana Ali Hussain ‘Aasim Bihari’: Father of the first Pasmanda Movement and Freedom Fighter

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  Faiyaz Ahmad Fyzie Maulana Ali Hussain “Aasim Bihari” was born on April 15, 1890, in Mohalla Khas Ganj, Bihar Sharif, Nalanda district, Bihar, in a devout but poor Pasmanda weaver family. In 1906, at the young age of 16, he started his career in the Usha organization in Kolkata. While working, he pursued interests in studies …

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Cow, ‘backwardness’ and ‘Bahujan’ Women

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  Asha Singh  My Ahir-dominant village in Bhojpur district of Bihar has a school only up to standard seven. After the seventh grade, if somebody (or their family) decides to study further, they get enrolled in schools in nearby villages or Arrah Town. Boys do go to these schools. However, girls visit these schools only …